Category Archives: Piet le Roux

Die Nasionale Ontwikkelingsplan en Grondonteiening

In die afgelope Sondag se Rapport wys ek op die ooreenkomste tussen die jongste grondhervormingsplanne van minister Gugile Nkwinti en die veelgeprese Nasionale Ontwikkelingsplan van minister Trevor Manuel. Soos lesers van hierdie blog en ChrisLBecker.com reeds vanaf Junie 2012* weet: … Continue reading

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New land reform proposals in South Africa

In what must read like something from a parallel universe to non-South Africans (and non-Zimbabweans, for that matter), South Africa’s department of Rural Development and Land Reform last week released its latest proposal for land reform. Far from limiting itself … Continue reading

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Laat die kindertjies na die staat toe kom

Net betyds vir die jaarlikse matriekuitslae, word ons herinner aan waarvoor staatsonderwys kinders gereed maak: slegs een lojaliteit en een diensbaarheid – aan die staat. [Invoeg: Gelukkig werk dit nie altyd nie, veral waar ouers betrokke bly.] Hier’s die banier … Continue reading

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Remember to hit the road this December with audio books

For those about to hit the road and keen on brushing up on economics, Mises.org has a fine repository of audio works, including lectures, essays and even complete economic treatises. Download them from here to compliment the sights as you … Continue reading

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Sal Rob Davies ons teen mededinging met die son beskerm?

Toe minister van handel en nywerheid, Rob Davies, onlangs ‘n tarief op hoender goedgekeur het - kwansuis om plaaslike produsente te beskerm – het hy miljoene Suid-Afrikaners te na gekom deur hul vernaamste bron van proteïne duurder te maak. Dit is … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in early 18th century Cape Town

Dr. Gerald Groenewald of the University of Johannesburg has written an article on entrepreneurship in early eighteenth century Dutch Cape Town. I’ve only skimmed the article, but what caught my eye was Groenewald’s references to Austrian economists, including Mises and … Continue reading

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Executive director of Mises.org visits SA

Readers of Mises.co.za and local supporters of Austrian economics can look forward to a visit by foremost Austrian economist prof. Peter Klein. Klein, a specialist on the theory of the firm and entrepreneurship, as well as executive director of the … Continue reading

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Uitvoerende direkteur van Mises.org besoek SA

Lesers van Mises.co.za en plaaslike belangstellendes in die Oostenrykse skool in ekonomie kan uitsien na ‘n besoek deur ‘n voorste Oostenrykse ekonoom, prof. Peter Klein. Klein, ‘n spesialis op die ekonomie van die firma en entrepreneurskap, asook uitvoerende direkteur van … Continue reading

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Ensuring unemployment: UIF as a tax on employment

One typically thinks of unemployment insurance as something people call on on a rainy day: it isn’t going to plug all the holes, but at least it’ll keep the lights on. But there’s something about a rainy day-fund that grew … Continue reading

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Nationalisation and the National Party

Nationalisation of mines is not an entirely novel idea in South Africa. From the archives: Among the Nationalist papers Die Transvaler has been very much in favour of the nationalisation of the gold mines, but the others in recent years have … Continue reading

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